ZAR100,370raised of R200,000.00 goal goal
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Mark might not be aware of it, but over the years he has gathered an extremely large extended family…whether he wanted to or not! People of all ages, different backgrounds, speaking different languages, from different walks of life. Mark fills others’ lives with love, humour, strength, value and joy. Quick witted, fiercely protective of his family, and with an impeccable standard, he is quick to put you back on the right path but is always the first to offer help, a listening ear, and words of encouragement and support. The network of support that is behind him and his family right now is immense, and rightly so.
As Mark and his family embark on this period of uncertainty, ups and downs, and new challenges, let us be the extended family that they need and deserve. Let us offer our help and our support.
On Saturday 19th December, Mark is undergoing a 13 hour surgery to remove the cancerous portion of his jaw. In the weeks following, there will be hospital stays, tests, scans and time away from home. We can help reduce a fraction of the worry by eliminating the financial stresses that accompany this level of medical care.
We would like to raise R200,000.00 to help. This money and any additional, will assist with medical costs, transport and accommodation.
There will be many hurdles in the next few months but none that cannot be overcome through love, support and faith.
- Petronel Nieuwoudt
- Campaign Owner
15th Feb 2021 UpdateUpdate posted by Petronel Nieuwoudt at 10:21 am
It is now just over eight weeks since Mark underwent surgery to remove the cancerous piece of his jaw. Since his discharge from hospital he has had regular appointments with the dietician, speech therapist, plastic surgeon and the Doctor in charge of the treatment. They are still amazed at the. . . . .
Infection in Leg (WARNING - graphic image)Update posted by Petronel Nieuwoudt at 01:04 pm
We have just received an update from Mark's daughter. The healing in Mark's mouth is doing very well and he has started to regain a tingling sensation on the side of his tongue. This is providing more movement and sensitivity and thus aids with his eating ability. Fantastic news! Mark. . . . .
Mark is home!Update posted by Petronel Nieuwoudt at 02:51 pm
FANTASTIC NEWS EVERYONE!On Saturday at 15:31, we received this photo to announce that Mark had been sent home from the hospital exactly 2 weeks after the day of his 13 hour surgery. After consultations with his physio, speech therapist and cardiac specialist to establish whether Mark could cope with simple. . . . .
New Year's Eve Hope and LightUpdate posted by Petronel Nieuwoudt at 03:40 am
A New Year and massive steps forward for Mark and his family. Whilst on Sunday morning, updates from the hospital revealed that Mark was struggling with his breathing, by the afternoon, he had been taken off the ventilator and remained just on oxygen. The swelling around his neck and leg. . . . .
Christmas from the ICUUpdate posted by Petronel Nieuwoudt at 10:05 am
Great news everyone! We have just been informed by Mark's family that the doctors are very pleased with his progress. They have removed 2 drain pipes and will continue to remove more over the next few days. He is still in ICU on a ventilator but is strong and fighting.
Update 24th December 2020 - awake!Update posted by Petronel Nieuwoudt at 05:28 pm
On Saturday 19th December, Mark underwent his 13 hour surgery. At 19:09 his family sent out the message that we had all been waiting for. The surgery was successful and he was on his way to ICU. The next few days were an agonising wait for Marelize, Shannon and Logan. . . . .